Anambra APC: I Will Appeal Judgment Against My Exco … Chief Ejidike
Chief Basil Ejidike, the chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Anambra says he will appeal the Wednesday judgment of an Anambra High Court sitting in Awka which voided the January congress which produced him.
Ejidike told journalists in Awka that he would not allow the crisis in the party to distract him
Some chairmen of the party in Anambra had approached the court to pray that the congresses should be voided on the grounds that their tenure from the 2018 congress was still subsisting.
Justice Ike Ogu who delivered the judgment ruled that the suit had merit and that the January congress contravened initial Interlocutory Injunction earlier issued by his court.
But Ejidike said he was not perturbed by the judgment and that he would appeal it immediately while expressing confidence that the Nigeria judiciary will do justice.
He said plaintiffs who were elected in 2018 were sacked by the National Executive Council of the party alongside the Adam’s Oshiomole led executive in 2020.
He explained that after the sack, he was appointed Caretaker chairman and in turn appointed the sacked chairmen to head the Local Government as caretaker.
“According to him, those who went to court had no locus in the first place, they were sacked by NEC in 2020, we will appeal the judgment and the Supreme Court has the final say.
“Everybody knows Anambra APC is peaceful, some people who are not happy with the progress in the party are working hard to destabilise us through the court but that will not work,” he said.
Ejidike said the party had witnessed huge political progress in Anambra contrary to the situation where it was not viewed as a serious party before his assumption of office.
He said APC had no elected office holder but under him, the party had a serving Senator, a Deputy Governor, five House Representative members and seven House of Assembly members in Anambra.
“Before I came in as Chairman, APC was not seen as a serious party in Anambra, it was a closed and static party with not even a Councilor in the 326 political wards in the state.
“Those who claim to own the party and are behind this distraction have not been able to help the party win any position from Councilor to national assembly, so they are not happy with the progress,” he said.